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'''Elizabeth Clift Bacon Custer''' (April 8, 1842 – April 4, 1933) was an American author and public speaker, and the wife of Lt Colonel George Armstrong Custer. She spent most of their marriage in relatively close proximity to him despite his numerous military campaigns in the American Civil War and subsequent posting on the Great Plains as a commanding officer in the United States Cavalry. Left nearly destitute in the aftermath of her husband's death, she became an outspoken advocate for his legacy through her popular books and lectures. Largely as a result of her decades of campaigning on his behalf, Custer's iconic portrayal as the gallant fallen hero amid the glory of 'Battle of the Little Bighorn|Custer's Last Stand' was a canon of American history for almost a century after his death.
Imagesize| caption = Elizabeth 'Libbie' Custer
Pseudonym| birth_name = Elizabeth Bacon
Birth dateApril 8, 1842
Birth placeMonroe, Michigan, United States
Death date{{death date and age|1933|04|4|1842|04|8}}
Death placeNew York City
OccupationAuthor, lecturer
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